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Intonation Issues With My First Dulcimer Canjo-Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Mar 19, 2014. 12 Replies

Alright Guys and Gals,So, I shied away from fretting an instrument based off my first and last build I tried fretting.  I have been doing just fine fretless and just marking where the frets would…Continue

Tags: frets, canjo, cookietin, intonation, guitar

What are some of the craziest things you've seen CBGs and Guitars made out of?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Phillips Oct 30, 2013. 36 Replies

I love fun and eclectic things... I tinker and make stuff out of found objects and improve other's designs on existing, custom products (shameless plug:…Continue

Fretted My First CBG and the Intonation is Off...

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid Oct 5, 2013. 35 Replies

Howdy Ya'll...I thought to make a 4 string, fretted CBG for my first build.  I thought if I could build this one then any 3 string I did subsequently would be a cinch.  Well, I think I bit off more…Continue

Tags: CBG, Tabak, 4-string, tuning, Intonation

Homemade Pickup...

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 25, 2017. 19 Replies

I know this has been covered somewhere, but can't find exactly what I am looking for.  I am a newbie maker.  I am currently making a 4-string CBG from a Tabak wooden box.  I am doing a neck-thru and…Continue

Tags: homemade, pickups

 

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Brian Revels replied to Taffy Evans's discussion I need a banjo quick......so I built one.
"It looks great. I have a "farm fresh" banjo some friends gave me. The tuner knobs are almost completely dry-rotted. The neck has a slight twist in it, but still sounds and plays decent (though I am not a banjo…"
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Supposedly there are "no rules", but in order to build one that sounds good... there are definite rules to follow. It's "a stick in a box" is what is said by most, but those who tout it as such (many of them) build beautiful instruments that are on-par with many commercially build instruments. Cigar Box Guitars can complicated for many of these reasons, but simple if you don't overthink them.

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At 2:43pm on July 14, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

thanks for sharing that video.. like the star wars guitar

At 1:50am on July 7, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

thanks for the info...what kind of sound did you get from the TMNT lunchbox guitar...my kids think i am crazy because i bought a hannah montana lunchbox at a garage sale...want to make an amp or guitar out of it...what i would really like is a spongebob lunchbox guitar

At 2:19pm on October 7, 2015, Richey Kay said…
Thanks for the video. Good news is I know exactly what the problem is, and the fix is easy. Have you got WhatsApp? Send me a friend request with your number and I'll talk you through.
At 9:54am on October 7, 2015, Richey Kay said…
Hi Brian... Just thinking about your forum post about fretting. Just to satisfy my curosity, can you tell me what height you have the strings above the 1st and 12th fret? Also, can you tell me what gauge of strings you are using? I really think there's probably nothing wrong with your fret job.
RK
At 7:08am on November 13, 2014, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…

Brian. Give me a call aty 864-607-7079 about 1:15pm. Tell ta all you need to know about your fretting issue.

At 8:17pm on May 6, 2014, Rand Moore said…

Hi Brian,

The photo of my My Headless Stick Dulcimer #1 was 1 of 9 taken of the instrument and uploaded to CBN. They are all grouped together in a photo album at this link. The instrument also sounds very nice.

-Rand.

My Headless Stick Dulcimer #1, Build Photo 1

 
 
 

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